2020 Symposium: The Climate of Urban Design

When:  Feb 28, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CT)

2020 Symposium: The Climate of Urban Design

AIA Regional and Urban Design Committee & The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture

February 28, 2020 | Goldsmith Hall, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

The Regional and Urban Design Committee (RUDC) at the American Institute of is partnering with The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture for the second in a multi-year effort to bring together leading academics, practitioners and theoreticians about the critical issues facing the profession and environment. This program builds on the January 2019 Symposium “Bridging the Gap: The Future of Urban Design Education and Practice”. The purpose of this symposium series is to establish an ambitious agenda for urban design practice and education for 2020 and beyond.

This year’s symposium will focus on addressing issues of climate, context, and the environment.

  
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Event sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors--your contributions make this event possible!

Shout out sponsors

Lake Flato logo
Gamble Associates logo
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Identity sponsors

Studio Balcones, RUDC Sponsor

   

Registration details

For questions or assistance contact (202) 626 7556.

Registration fee: $100

Deadline: The registration deadline is Friday, February 21, 2020 

Cancellation Policy: Please fax or email your cancellation requests to (202) 639-7556 or email to register@aia.org no later than Tuesday, February 18, 2020. All cancellations submitted prior to February 18 will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee. All cancellations submitted after February 18 will not receive a refund.

Special needs: The AIA is committed to making meetings and conferences accessible to all to the degree reasonably possible. Please notify us at the time of registration if you have special accessibility needs or specific dietary requirements. Contact Maegan Grew at maegangrew@aia.org or via phone at (202) 626-7440 if special arrangements are required.

   

Schedule

Conference registrants are eligible to earn up to 7.25 AIA LU, including 4.5 HSW.
Note: schedule is subject to change.

SESSION 1                           PRINCIPLES - 1.5 AIA LU/HSW

8:30am ‐ 10:00

  • Julia Watson: Lo‐TEK + Columbia University/ Nature Based Technology
  • Thaddeus Pawlowski: Columbia University / Lessons from the Resilience Accelerator
  • Tim Love: Utile + Northeastern University / Urban Design at the Service of Global Capital
  • June Williamson + Ellen Dunham‐Jones: City College NY + Georgia Tech / Retrofitting Suburbia
  • Dean Almy, University of Texas at Austin

 

SESSION 2                           PEDAGOGY - 1.75 AIA LU

10:15am ‐ 12:00

  • Linda C Samuels: Washington University / Systems‐Based Urban Design
  • Edgar Adams: Roger Williams University / Re‐grounding Newport
  • David Smiley: Columbia University / Is there a Pedagogy for the Green New Deal?
  • Brenda Case Scheer: University of Utah / Who made this Big Mess?
  • Patty Heyda, Washington University

 

SESSION 3                           PRACTICE - 1.5 AIA LU/HSW

1:15pm ‐ 2:45

  • Gensler: Andre Brumfield / Regenerating Cities
  • Perkins & Will: Sadra Dehghan + Paul Ward / Resilience at the District Scale
  • Page: Ryan Losch / Zoom Out
  • Lake | Flato: Justin Garrison / Creating Places with a Purpose
  • David Gamble, Harvard GSD

 

SESSION 4                           PARTNERSHIPS - 1.5 AIA LU/HSW

3:00pm ‐ 4:30

  • Dr. Amanda Masino + Celine Rendon: Navigant / Stop Trying to Save the World by Yourself
  • Anne Haynes: Houston Land Bank / Accelerating the Economic Micro‐Climate
  • Thomas K. Davis: University of Tennessee / University Partnerships and Service Learning
  • Ignacio Correa‐Ortiz: Regional Transportation District / Regenerative Power of Transit
  • Taryn Sabia, University of South Florida

 

SUMMARY/DISCUSSION - 1 AIA LU

4:40pm ‐ 5:30+

  • Mindy Cooper (dwg.)
  • Raymond Gastil (Carnegie Mellon University, Remaking Cities Institute)
  • Samantha Whitney Schwarze (Overland Partners)
  • Alex Wall (Harvard GSD)
  • Martin Zogran (Sasaki)
  • Simon Atkinson, University of Texas Austin (to be confirmed)

    

Travel Suggestions

Air

The nearest airport is the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (map). Please visit the airport website for recommendations on ground transportation , 

Hotel

Suggested lodging options near UT Austin:

  • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin | 303 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701 | 512‐478‐7000
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Austin at the University | 1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 | 512‐499‐8881
  • Pearl Inn | 807 W Martin Luther King Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 | 512‐478‐0051
  • Aloft Austin Downtown | 109 East 7th Street Austin, TX 78701 | 512-476‐2222
  • Hotel Ella | 1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705 | 512‐495‐1800
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin – University Area | 1617 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78702 | 512‐479‐4000
  • Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown/Convention Center | 500 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78701 | 512‐480‐8181
  • Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol | 701 E 11th St Austin, TX 78701 | 512‐478‐1111
  • The Carpenter Hotel | 400 Josephine St, Austin TX 78704 | 512‐682‐5300
  • South Congress Hotel | 1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 | 512‐920‐6405

   

Sponsorship opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Emma Tucker at emmatucker@aia.org. Suggested sponsorship levels are below, or contact us to discuss other options.

Meal Sponsor – $2,500

  • Three minutes to speak to attendees after lunch.
  • Largest identity on event webpage, program, presentation slides, and any promotional materials
  • Distribution of sponsor-provided marketing materials at registration table
  • Two complimentary registrations

Shout Out – $1,000

  • Special mention from the podium by during the opening and closing remarks.
  • Mid-size identity on event webpage, program, presentation slides, and any promotional materials
  • One complimentary registration

Identity – $500

  • Small-size identity on event webpage, program, presentation slides, and any promotional materials

  

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